From the television program 1978 Highlights of RBBB, Dick Van Dyke with the showgirls.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Posted by Buckles at 5/31/2012 05:43:00 AM
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The show brought in Louie Reed to train these young elephants the summer of 1952. He was about my age at the time (nuf ced) so he brought in Smokey to do the physical stuff.
Posted by Buckles at 5/30/2012 06:18:00 AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
With my latest discovery we see the first one trained in this country and depending on who you ask, it was trained either by Joe Frisco or John Cuneo.
I'm glad this picture turned up since I recalled that she balanced on the left foot.
I once asked John about this and he couldn't remember.
Consequently I began to think that maybe the picture had been flopped but now after being enlarged, the sign in the background proves otherwise.
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2012 06:07:00 AM
1952-54 Hawthorn Melody Dairy
1955 Miller Bros. Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
1956 Miller Bros. Circus
1957-71 R.A. Miller shopping Center Show
1972-76 Mrs. Olive Lake Mary, FL
1977-82 Hoxie Bros. #2 Unit
1983 Miami Zoo
1984-86 Hoxie Bros. Circus
1987-94 Carden International
(I stopped keeping records in 1995 and am unaware of Jessie's final days.)
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2012 05:36:00 AM
Monday, May 28, 2012
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2012 06:57:00 AM
Buckles & Chic: While Alfred Eisenstaedt was taking the shot Chic sent, Victor Jogensen was taking this one.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2012 06:56:00 AM
I'm glad this picture popped up during my latest discovery.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2012 06:50:00 AM
The story of the sale of "Bertha" by Wilbur Deppe to John Ascuaga and the ensuing trip from Baraboo to Sparks, that included numerous publicity stops enroute, would make a better movie than "Water For Elephants".
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2012 06:14:00 AM
One evening John Herriott and I were at the club in Sarasota when Jenda dropped in and insisted he take us to his nearby estate to see some of his home movies.
Big mistake. I thought it would be Jenda and "Tanya" before the Crowned Heads of Europe but instead we got a half hour of Jenda and some other people stumbling and sweating thru the jungle.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2012 05:58:00 AM
Now with his own elephant he moved down to Las Vegas into the Big Hotels!
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2012 05:48:00 AM
Try as I may, with this combination of elephants, I can't figure out how it was possible. In fact I don't remember ever being in front of the Casino.
The only solution is, this might actually be a gig at the Col. Sanders Chicken Nuggetts in Gibsonton, Florida.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2012 05:30:00 AM
Sunday, May 27, 2012
During all the commotion we came across a cardboard box containing between 5 to 6 thousand 8' x 10' photos, stored and forgotten, quite a few bear comments by my father.
I'll start off today with a tribute to the Golden West. There may be a few previously shown that I rehashed for continuity.
Posted by Buckles at 5/27/2012 06:58:00 AM